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the obama white house knowing it would hurt joe biden. >>> when we come back, all those stories about all those people losing their health insurance. are the media oversimplifying the issues? >>> and later, we'll sit down with barbara walters and find out what she . >>> interesting piece in politico saying despite the obama care screw-ups, there has been a calculated sabotage of republicans by every step. is someone in media trying to shift blame away from the white house on this? >> yeah. but it's because the media always says, we'll tell you both sides of the story, but they don't say, wait a second, this is being totally distorted. hold on a second. stop and think about how much energy and push the republican res putting in to try to stop this. think about the 30 governs who have set up exchanges. they've got groups of people going town to town like obama care is terrible. every republican hates obama care. >> that's not in dispute. but in terms of how we cover this business and they have to find new plans, shouldn't we include the fact that some people might end one a better deal? >>
goolsbee who was in the obama white house and he was -- larry summers who was in the clinton and obama white house and if you believe what the press says, he either single -- he was single-handedly responsible for the economic crisis or if they had only listened we would not have had one. >> we are going to focus on the economic imprecations of the crisis because there are other things later. as i told the panelists i want to think about what we know now about 2008 and 2009 that was not so clear the time but also about 2013 and why we are where we are. let me start with you. you were chronologically. there are a lot of americans who say basically what happened here was wall street got bailed out and main street did not. after all the stock market is back in the banks are making money, we still have a lot of unemployment. so if somebody walked in off the street today and said to you, you guys did what you thought was right but basically wall street got bailed out and main street did not, what would you say to them? >> it was not the goal and i do not you was the outcome. the goal that p
abandoned because it would significantly improve obama's chances. at the white house, press secretary jay carney said obama never consider dropping biden from the ticket. >> what i can tell you without a doubt is that the president never considered that and had anyone brought that idea to him, he wouldn't have -- would have laughed at out of the room. >> on sunday, president obama campaign in virginia for democratic candidate terry mcauliffe ahead of tuesday's gubernatorial election. he is squaring off against republican convention alley, virginia's attorney general. obama seized on the anti-to the recent government shutdown in his remarks. >> you have seen some extreme faction of the republican party that has shown again and again and again that they are willing to hijack the entire party and the country and the economy and grind progress to an absolute halt if they don't get 100% of what they want. [boos] this isn't just speculation, we saw it last month. here in virginia you felt the pain of the first government shutdown in 17 years. and there are a lot of states that felt more of the
at an organizing for action health care summit looking to rally grass roots support for obama care. the white house remains under fire because of president obama's promise that if americans liked their health insurance plan, they could keep it. but according to the associated press, at least 3.5 million americans have already been issued cancellation notices from their health insurance provid s providers. that number is likely to go up as data from half the states still remains unavailable. and there is a report white house officials debated the health care pledge back in 2009 in the likelihood that every american would in fact be able to keep their coverage. yesterday former white house adviser david axelrod defendeded the president on "meet the press". >> why did not you or somebody else say to him, mr. president, don't say no matter what you're going to keep your health care plan? was that bad practice? >> hindsight is 20/20. >> that's why you're there. >> the vast majority of americans, that statement will hold true for. for this small group, it hasn't. but the calamitous thing is that the web
book. when it came to leaks, the white house was a veritable colander. president obama is depicted struggling sadly with debate prep and his advisors are described losing their patience with him. i just don't know if i can do this, the president says at one point, according to the book. on abc's "this week" george stephanopoulos seemed stunned the president wasn't upset at the amount leaked about him by trusted aides. >> i can only imagine what he's thinking as he sees all these details in this book. >> well, look, we are not the first white house to deal with leaks. every white house has dealt with it. i think we have been more leak-free than most and where we find them, we try to stop them. >> is he angry about this? >> the president is always frustrated about leaks. i think anyone who leaks has to pay a price. i don't know who leaked in that book. >> reporter: other senior democrats embarrassed including vice president joe biden. the book reveals that the obama team explored with focus groups in polling replacing him with hillary clinton. >> i know for a fact that president obam
has met with u s president barack obama at the white house requests more support in the fight against al qaeda as bloodshed in iraq brought on by insurgents continues by calling the u s troop withdrawal and twenty lead after the two ever meeting obama made no commitment on military equipment or on other assistants which belief he is seeking. meanwhile some two hundred demonstrators gathered outside the white house in opposition to alma leaky over the ledge a depth of fifty two people and the disappearance of seven from an iranian dissident camp north of baghdad the two cities have accused iraqi security forces of the killing spree baghdad tonight in the hall the protesters urged president obama to come up support to the iraqi government. the former speaker of the us house of representatives to enrich address the protesters anomaly. why would he didn't work. twenty oh three and won by july. it has been rainy and almond. who is unworthy of americans and more. as you as the american remains reluctant to revisit the past two years have passed since the us withdrew its forces from iraq i
the white house's credibility around the botched rollout of president obama's health care law. a former aide acknowledges, there was a disagreement inside the white house over whether americans could keep their current health care plans. >> i don't recall significant discussions around some of the verbiage on this -- >> do you agree it was a wrong move? >> certainly. >> reporter: yet at the white house, give successor jay carney would not acknowledge there had been a debate. >> it was not a point of debate that i participated in. >> reporter: as top white house advisers and allies continue to come up with new ways to insist the president was not wrong. >> if you had a plan before the affordable care act, you can keep it. >> reporter: in what amounts to a blame game for the insurance industry. >> insurance companies don't like the individual market as constructed. they see the future. that individual market is going away. they don't want to invest in it. the insurance companies are making that -- >> it's not the president. >> reporter: meanwhile, republican darrell issa released more internal
is to elect republicans to the senate and the house and ultimately the white house, and repair obama care, replace it, and put in place something that's going to do a better job for the american people. >> well, gee, that sounds like a great idea. wonder why nobody has tried that. we'll bring in dana milbank now, political columnist for "the washington post." dana, there's the solution. problem solved oh. let's elect some republicans and that will fix the affordable care act. >> i am sure republicans will appreciate that endorsement. they have tried that a couple times now, and they're trying it in virginia tomorrow. so far, the american people aren't going along with that plan. now, if these problems are real, and the problems with obama care are not fixed, that's an entirely different story. but i don't think it's an outright panic at this moment. >> one of the things that mitt romney did get right, dana, he is not in fact president of the united states. >> he's got that right. >> there is a new book that talks about the process he was going through called "double down," the game change
years ago a trusted obama health care white house warned the white house it was losing control of aobama care. the warnings were dire and specific, and ultimately ignored. david cutler, who worked on the obama 2008 campaign and was a valued outside health care consultant wrote this blunt memo to top white house economic adviser larry summers in may 2010, "i do not believe the relevant members of the administration understand the president's vision or have the capability to carry it out." he wrote "no one was in charge who had experience in any complex business startups" we worried basic regulations, technology and policy coordination would fail. >> you need to have the people who have understanding of the political process, people who understand how to work within an administration and people who understand how to build, start and build a business and unfortunately, they just didn't get all of those people together. >> reporter: the white house dismissed these and other warnings, it relied an a pointed bureaucrat and seepor health care advisers. fears from constant attacks from republica
sebelihe is bealsebelius. taking the blame for obama care. andy card, does every white house need staffers, even cabinet secretaries willing to take the blame and resign if it helps protect the president? >> i don't think they should take the blame if there's no culpability. but if they are culpable, yes, they have to stand up and take responsibility. i was troubled. the word of the president of the united states means an awful lot. you don't want him to exaggerate or embellish. you don't want him to represent a lie. staffers around the president help keep the president's language consistent with the realities of laws and with diplomacy. and that's something that we have seen diminish over the course of the last several months. maybe even more than that. so if secretary sebelius allowed the president to make statements that were not a hundred percent accurate, like, you will be able to keep your doctor, period. or you never have to change your insurance if you like your insurance, and they didn't put caveats on that for a long time. then yes, somebody should be held accountable. >> youed s
marathon. >> here's gretchen. >>> hi, everyone, today on "the real story" is obama care one more time. the czar happy administration should've actually put a czar in charge. we're learning behind the scenes details. >>> plus, the white house wants folks to talk health care when they're eating their turkey at thanksgiving dinner. will that go down easily or cause a little indigestion? >>> plus, the white house pushing a work discrimination bill for gay rights. why now before obama care is fixed? >>> and police say a trucker was facebooking at the wheel before a deadly crash and the trucker now charged with murder. >>> hi, everyone, i'm gretchen carlson. welcome to "the real story." things getting heated at the white house where press secretary jay carney is getting grilled right now about obama care and the revelation that paper applications are processed in the same queue as people trying to enroll on the website. so here's a bit of that give and take. >> you said you can bypass the website and apply by phone or in person and it can be done in 25 minutes. but these memos say at the en
. >>> president obama welcomed the 2013 stanley cup winners today. the chicago blackhawks were at the white house and he hails from chicago. the blackhawks also viftd the walter reed medical center. >>> story smith announced that he and his wife were pregnant using a can of spaghetti sauce. >> one couple used a much more creative approach. >> i work hard bringing bacon and making doe-- dough. got a bun in the oven and we're overjoyed. >> jalen and lincoln taylor of salt lake city put together the video. they said they have too much swag about two of us. the baby is due in may. >> look at that. that's pretty good. that's a professional job, though. that is great. good for you. >> real happy. >>> if you can't watch your favorite show without tweeting, you're not alone. >> how twitter is trying to cash in on you, on abc2 news which starts right now. >>> i feel like we've been left out of the process. >> shifting the school district lines in baltimore county leaves many neighborhoods crying foul. >> a towson university student hurt badly in a stabbing. >> and a pitbull kills the owner. >>> thanks fo
the next white house occupant. a former member of obama's cabinet, hillary clinton finds herself in the thick of it. senior white house correspondent brianna keilar is in washington on in. >> reporter: president obama actually pam pained for terri mcauliffe. that is taking place here tomorrow the, the governor's race here in virginia. but you're seeing him to focus on who will replace him in 2016. >> run, hillary, run. if you run, you'll win and we'll all win. >> reporter: an enthusiastic high profile endorsement at the annual jefferson-jackson dinner he pressed hillary clinton to run in 2016. >> it's time for a woman to be president. and so, tonight, here in iowa, and i won't get this opportunity again, i am urging hillary clinton to run for president. >> reporter: he's not alone. a group of 16 democratic women in the senate feel the same way. all of them signed a letter encouraging her to run. according to a democratic source who said kay hagen talked about the still to be released letter at a fund raising event last week. this last poll shows clinton with a huge lead. 65% of d
, the first republican to join with democrats as a bill respond sore. >> president obama spoke to a room full of advocates at the white house on thursday in hopes of bringing the senate's im grayings bill back into the -- immigration bill back into the spot light. >> it doesn't make sense to have 11 million people in this country illegally an incentive to come out of the shadows, get right with the law, meet their responsibilities and permit ahead. >> the border security you economic opportunity and immigration modernisation act passed in the senate in june 27th. it's in the hands of the house. it features border security, doubling border patrol with a boost in funding and mandatory use of force training. a pathway to citizenship, establishing a 13-year pathway to citizen ship and includes security benchmark before they can get a green card. it increases high tech and low-skilled worker visas, requiring a workplace verification system. and law enforcement. detailing protection for workers and refugees, and what happens if an immigrant breaks the law. a poll conducted by a university a month a
some of the late-night host taking to the white house task and the new yorker is getting in on the game. here is a look at next week's cover showing out of touch with technology the white house's. president obama is talking on what you might call a zak morris cell phone from the 1980's that looks like it weighs about 19 pounds. kathleen sebelius crosses her fingers as of floppy disk is inserted into a huge desktop computer. that is what we are looking at, people. it is that kind of website. later in the show, to questions answered. is it legal to ban christmas carols in schools? we will tell the parents out there how to avoid being helicoptered parents and get your kids on to their own lives. ♪ my customers can shop around-- see who does good work and compare costs. it doesn't usually work that way with health care. but with unitedhealthcare, i get information on quality rated doctors, treatment options and estimates for how much i'll pay. that helps me, and my guys, make better decisions. i don't like guesses with my business, and definitely not with our health. innovations that work
. >> it is it good things that a newspaper gets delivered to the white house or otherwise president obama wouldn't have a clue about fast and furious and benghazi and criminal activities of the irs, the justice department, trampling over the first amendment rights of the associated press and fox's news james rosen and disastrous obama care website and no so affordable health care act americans have lost health care. the president had no idea death benefits would be denied and he was completely unaware that the nsa was illegally spying on american citizens and tapping phone calls of leaders from european allies all the way to the pope. this is like tim cook, ceo of apple didn't know apple had an a new ipad until he read it in the paper or boston red sox owner wasn't aware boston won the world series until he glanced at the sports page. or imagine roger, surprised to find out fox news boat all of the other news channel. but he didn't know that until he heard it on the huckabee show? (applause) >> you know when there is a crisis or controversy, the answer with this president is always the same. >>
for the white house. what led to president obama's crisis of confidence during his bid for reelection. >>> plus who's whining about a lack of wine around the world? what bay area wine growers are saying about that report. to those who've been waiting welcome to covered california. the place to find quality, affordable coverage, and nobody can be denied because of a pre-existing condition. enroll today at coveredca.com. like the enticing aroma and distinctive taste of nespresso. elegant capsules meet masterfully crafted machines, and one touch creates the perfect coffee, cappuccino, and latte. ♪ tempt all your senses with one extraordinary coffee. [ penélope cruz ] nespresso. what else? [ male announcer ] discover the world of nespresso on grant avenue and nespresso-us.com. >>> welcome back. time now 5:55. cell phone thefts have hit an all time high. police reports say the situation is getting better. the city had 118 cases of stolen cell phones. but in october the number fell to 84. san francisco police say that reduction could be because of police officers in plane clothes patrolling the ho
gets delivered to the white house or president obama would not have a clue about "fast and furious," benghazi, the justice department, trampling the first amendment rights of james rosen, the fact that under the not so affordable care act, more americans have lost health care than have signed up. he had no idea that death penalties would be denied to nose killed in action during the shut down or that the in, sa was spying on millions of citizens or tapping phone calls of european leaders. this is like tim cooke of apple saying he didn't know they had a new ipad until he read it. or imagine roger ales surprised to find out that fox news beat all of the other channels for 12 years but he didn't know that until he heard it on the " "huckabee" show. the answer with this president is always the same. >> i can assure you that i certainly did not know anything about the ig report before the ig report had been leaked through the press. >> the president's biggest problem is that he hasn't a clue on how to run an organization. he has zero executive experience. i'm not sure he could organize
now. in a moment ago heated exchange with johnathon carl responding to documents that the white house knew there was no benefit in terms of time to enroll with obama care with paper work than the website but made people feel better. >> john, we never said that you the impoint of the process wouldn't go through healthcare.gov. >> that is not true, jay. look at your own words on october. roll over the phone ore enroll in person. on october 23rdrd. four ways to enroll in the exchanges. you didn't say go to healthcare.gov. you said four ways. it is by mail or website. you said four different ways. it is only one way through healthcare.gov. >> you can, have this. >> that's what is here. >> you can say it by yourself. >> i am trying to understand why the president gave the american public the impression and told them they can apply. >> they can call and the process is taken over from there. >> how do they enroll. >> when their paper work is processed on healthcare.gov. >> that is continuing right now and it was hot. >> the questions continue every day and now americans signing up from insur
having a hard time, and now they're talking about obama care and his campaign is doing better ask bettnd better. the shutdown was not the right way, in my view, but with obama care, i would have taken the senate and the white house and replace it with something that's going to do a better job for the american people and let them keep the insurance they were promised they could keep in the first place. >> you mentioned ken cuccinelli running for governor in virginia. the new book is called "double down game change 2012." a lot of political entry. one aspect, governor, when you had a family owned plan, you actually voted against it. you questioned whether you should stay in the race and whether you could ultimately win. there is an argument that comes through in the book with some republicans that with the stakes so high in the 2012 election, did you not show enough fight? did you not want to win it enough? how do you rebut that charge? >> there is no question but that i wanted to win it. no one could have worked harder than myself and my family worked for the campaign. we were all in, 110
was that education process carried through from the white house, and i think that was a failing. >> the obama allies and fans i have talked to, their opinion is twofold. one, if you believe government is the only one able to solve these big problems that you undermine it for years, if not more, with this troubled rollout. and the obama people who championed him to win reelection, look at the cover of "new yorker." it looks so retro when it comes to technology. >> david, i tell you again, i think bob said the key thing. we're in the early innings of the game. to declare this, to define this whole program by the web start -- by the website debacle at the beginning and the rollout, i think, would be a huge mistake. they will fix the website, i'm confident of that. if they don't, as deval patrick said, that's another story. but when they do, people are going to find there are good deals to be had that they never had before. >> i want to switch a little bit and talk about politics here in the book "double down game change 2012." i asked governor romney about it and maybe i'll ask chris christie about it
benefits from obama care is old people who are like 50 or 60 independent contractors. that's where to reach for healthy white male is going from 250 to $400. a 40% increase and premiums. loved the health care but hate the affect on the economy elsewhere. >>mark: watching kellogg. the big cuts. what's going on there. >> kellogg is pop tarts, plain gold--sprinkled, lego. --pringles, leggo my eggo >> they are taking effect some cost efficiency. they are calling that project k. i like kellogg for no longtime patient investor. >>mark: tesla. we've seen their sales and really starting to skyrocket the busing's only if you live in a very rich as of code. >> is the most registered new vehicle and the eighth top neighborhoods. the vehicles are stunning. they sell so few vehicles nationwide. they're earning season of reports coming this week. it's time to see what investors think of how few cars they sell compared to how much demand they have in the future. it will be fun to watch their tesla reports street thinks mr. market-entry into >> coming up drive me an e- mail. we will see after the break. >>
in 2010 the white house was split on how to run the obama care exchanges. the president's top economic advisors including larry summers wanted a health reform zarqawi with health insurance experience and tech experience. but the president decided to stick with his political team after health advisors said they could handle the job. david cutler was warning that no one was quote up to the task and he told the post that they were running the biggest start up in the world and didn't have anyone who had run a start up or even a business. it's very hard to think of a situation where the people best at getting legislation passed are best at implementing it. yesterday, david axelrod defended the president on "meet the press." >> why did not you or somebody else say to him, mr. president, don't say no matter what you're going to keep your health care plan. was that bad practice? >> hindsight is 20/20. >> that's why you're there. >> there's a small group of people -- the vast majority much americans. the thing here is that the website wasn't up because many of those people who had to transition
's elections could tell us about the 2016 presidential race. >>> and right now, we're waiting for today's white house briefing to get under way. the press secretary jay carney likely to face more questions about obama care and the political tell-all book "double rap." >>> hello, i'm wolf blitzer reporting from washington. more on the investigation into the fatal shooting over at the los angeles international airport. 23-year-old paul ciancia. police say he's the shooter. he remains in critical condition today, unable to speak with investigators. but we are starting to learn more about ciancia. and possibly some of his motives. we're also learning more about what happened just before the shooting, from someone who knew ciancia and his roommates. >> he asked one of the roommates if he could have a ride to the airport. >> why did he need a ride? >> he said he was going back home, either that his dad was kind of sick and he had to deal with family issues. >> did anyone ever see a ticket? >> no. he also didn't mention what day he had to leave. that morning yes, he doesn't knock, just opens the door
' communications had been tapped. >> stephen: the ultimate question is, is obama blameless or clueless? (laughter) >> well, you're seeing real sniping going on between the white house and the n.s.a. about whether the n.s.a. is this rogue organization or whether this was all approved at the highest levels. >> stephen: is it possible there's somebody higher than obama that we don't know about? >> not that i know of, no. >> stephen: is there anything wrong with doing this? i say big whoop. >> well, is the risk of getting caught worthwhile? >> stephen: it's better to not know what angie merkel is talking about on her cell phone. >> the question is what are you gaining from it? and now that they've been caught what is the damage going to be? some of this is for political -- domestic consumption in germany and france but there does seem to be genuine surprise among these leaders. >> stephen: some of it is for domestic consumption. some of this outrage is just to make people at home feel nice about their leader objecting to us spying on them? >> they can't say they're happy about it so they have to say
tradition in the us. the white house was transformed into appointed house as president obama and first lady michelle handed out sweet gifts to children. its. at the end of the week to give the government announced it was willing to go directly to the former us intelligence operatives and which noting that the nsa spying activities. in the port of call i get the message is that mr snowdon was to provide us with information on antennas some things then we'll have to accept that because any clarification of the information and facts we can obtain this a good thing the announcement came out to kevin greene county will make dad's fifty s robot of the film from russia with a lesson from snow to fall for him to keep warm. many of us spying activities directed the general citizens and leaders. sure but it held a surprise three am eighteen weeks and in russia on thursday night. snowden reportedly offered to give testimony in gemini. his lawyer said the meeting could only take place in russia for legal reasons. but to sit still and would have little to say to the gym and paykel also on friday gemini
the 2012 election set the disaster two years before the site launched. "washington post" reports the white house slowed down important regulations that had been drafted months earlier, to wait until just months after president obama's election. medicare's top risk analyst, it was the president's most significant domestic policy achievement and the very aides that pushed the law through congress were risking bad implementation for a short-term political gain. regarding the president's infamous promise if you like it, you can keep it, some white house policy advisers objected to the breadth of keep your plan, they were overruled. in recent days, current aides have downplayed or dismissed the damage of those words. >> the vast majority of americans that statement will hold true. for this small group of americans it hasn't. the calamitous thing here the website wasn't up. many of those people who have to transition will get better insurance for less money but they can't tell now. >> any debate regarding the president's statement ever took place. >> i don't recall significant discussions around
revealing moments of the 2012 white house including fallout inside team obama after this first debate performance rocked the campaign on its heals. >> take it and go to congress, fight for it. >> that's what we've done. made some adjustments and we're putting it before -- >> you've been president four years. you've been president four years. >> good monday to you. hope you had a great weekend. i'm kristen welker in for andrea mitchell. a billion dollar presidential campaign is about more than what we see on television. authors mark halperin and john heilemann proved that with "game change." details about the 2008 campaign that made its way to the tv screen. now back at it with "double down." much read for political junkies how they navigated a tough presidential campaign in a hyper partisan, hyper connected country. the authors of "double down." mark halperin and john hileman, msnbc political and editor of the magazine. thanks for being here. >> good to be here. >> one of the most stunning moments of 2012, the denver debate and the president's disastrous performance. the obama team wa
for another edition of crossfire. erin burnett starts now. >>> what is the white house worried about now when it comes to obama care? we have a shocking memo. then for the first time, a whistle br-blower shows his fac. >>> and michelle knight describes in detail how she was held captive by an ohio man for
mcginniss has more. >> reporter: president obama hits the road this week to build public support for the affordable healthcare act. sunday a senior white house aide insisted the president was told the website would work. >> the website repeatedly crashed in the first month and was down for repairs this weekend. a new poll shows 48% of americans surveyed believe the government has done a poor job of implementing the healthcare law. >> the website failures are absolutely inexcusable and we own that. the president has said that is on him and we owe it to the american people to fix it. >> the white house says the site will be fixed by the end of the month. republicans are skeptical. >> they are trying to change a tire on a car going 75 miles per hour down the expressway. >> even democrats want it taken down for repairs. >> i said this directly to the president's chief of staff. they ought to take down the website. >> reporter: americans are learning more about the new law. 55% of those polled say they now know enough to know how it impacts them. up 8% in the last month. >> the white
was a difficult situation on campus there has now narrowed down as a suspect is in custody. >>> the white house has a heads up that obama care was amisyears before last months bungled website rollout. that confi in his memo, advisor david cutler wrote, i do not believe the relevant members of the administration understand the president's vision or have the capacity to carry it out. he even suggested that the specific changes, he said, could help the new health care law's rollout go smoothly. and he cautioned, i strongly encourage you to make changes now before you are too late to get the outcomes we need. but according to a lengthy investigation in the "washington post" newspaper, the white house ignored the warnings. move forward three years, those warnings become reality. a website that could not handle the large numbers of people logging on. the white house says it will have those problems fixed by the end of this month. that's been the promise, and the author of the memo about what i just spoke tells fox news, clearly the rollout was not as smooth as it should have been. but there is still
and especially to michelle obama and barack obama perhaps they can figure out their dog bo having access to the white house lawn and the way we're going to be looking at our 25 x 100' lot and thinking about where were going to walk our dog. thank you for your time and especially scott wiener for being our local supervisor. i live between pro-con part. thank you. >> thank you very much. next speaker. >> hi. good afternoon supervisors. my name is susan adams. i live in [inaudible] valley and i have a dog. i mostly walk at fort constant although i need the paved area like sunset trail for health reasons and joint reasons so i also use mclaren park and stern grove for the same reason. one of the major concerns i have has been brought up today is the overcrowding of city parks. if gg nra dog management plan comes into fruition yesterday, because i couldn't even get to fort constant with my dog. the road was closed because of that race the great highway was closed and the skyline road was closed. so after being in a big traffic jam i want to stern grove. i couldn't believe, this is anecdotal o
with the obama administration. in 2012 he served as the white house chief of staff. for the past eight months, our nation has been very fortunate. from me personally when i first took this job as secretary of commerce check made me feel like such an injured toe part of the team, welcoming me with open arms with his powerful, humility, and gravitas. i will forever be grateful to him for that generosity. dedicated even-keeled, with smart, integrity. these are just a few of the many words used to describe jack. another word i am proud to call him his friend. ladies and gentlemen, to help us get started on the right foot with an overview of the united states economic performance and the importance of investing here, please welcome united states treasury secretary jack lew. [applause] >> thank you for that very kind introduction. it is great to be here with you this morning. i want to thank the commerce department for hosting the first select u.s.a. summit. i am here today with a simple message. we do not take investment in the united states for granted. we know it is important for jobs, our busin
we get any enrollment data from the obama administration and the white house is warning that the numbers will be small. but interesting indicators out today from a new commonwealth fund survey. fewer than one in five americans who could be eligible for coverage under the affordable care act says they actually looked into enrolling at this point. 60% of those polled said they are aware of the marketplace, that's up from a third a few months ago. only slightly more than half are aware of the avail ability of subsidies. nose who have explored obama care, 21% have enrolled. encouraging number as among those who have bought the plans. one in five, younger than 30. while more than half are between 30 and 49. 7 3%, good to excellent health. one in four says that they're in fair to poor health. new health department notes released by a house panel show even as health officials encouraging americans to apply by phone and through navigators the system wide problems were impacting those paper enrollment requests as well. one notation from an october 11th meeting said, quote, the pa
the white house into this, i think president obama he came into office in 2009, wanted -- wanting to get out of the middle east, you know, forever and ever, and -- >> rose: wash his hands of the place. >> he was, he wanted to get out of iraq, which he did, and we are in the process of getting out of afghanistan but i think -- i think -- i think his desire, at least as we can divine it, is he wished he didn't have to deal with the middle east. he would like to pivot to asia, that is where the economies are growing and he would like to walk away from the middle east and what we see, i think, all of these things that are happening that we can see post of which are bad, they are happening essentially in the absence of really strong american leadership. >> rose: what is going to happen in syria? >> blood. >> well, a good muslim will say, only allah knows. we don't know what is going to happen to syria. we don't know if syria will hold. we know syria is broken into these different parts. we do know that historically syria was, it has the sunni cities and damascus, it had the alawite coast and drui
. president obama hits the road this week to build public support for the affordable care act. sunday a senior white house aide insisted the president was told the healthcare.gov website would work on day one but says that's no excuse. >> it is getting this website working so that millions of americans have access to quality affordable health insurance. >> reporter: the website repeatedly crashed in first month and was down for repairs this weekend. a new poll shows 48% of believe the government has done a poor job of implementing the health care law. >> the website failures are absolutely inexcusable. we own that. that's on him. we have to fix it. we owe it to the american people to fix it. >> reporter: the white house says the site will be fixed by the end of the month, republicans are skeptical. >> they're trying to change a tire on a car going 75 miles an hour on an expressway. >> reporter: even democrats want healthcare.gov to be taken down for repairs. >> i said they ought to take down the website. >> reporter: americans are learning more about the new law. 55% of those polled say they n
. the administration knew of risks well before last month. major garrett is live at the white house. good morning. >> good morning margaret and charlie. >> reporter: three years ago a trusted advisor warned the white house it was losing control of obama care. a letter obtained said strong leadership was missing and representation was in jeopardy. warning signs were ignored. >> cutler worked on the 2008 campaign and valued health care consultant wrote this blunt memo to larry summers in may 2010. i do not believe the relevant members of the administration understand the president's vision or have the capability to carry it out. cutler wrote no one was in charge that had experience in complex business start ups. he worried basic regulation, technology and policy and coordination would fail. you need people that understand how to work in the administration and people a that understand how to start and build a business. unfortunately they didn't get all of those people together. >> the white house dismissed these and other warnings. it relied on bureaucrat and senior health care a
companies decide that they are going to draw people or put them in the exchange, you blame president obama and he's not responsible. bill: chief white house correspondent ed henry has more. what an interview that was yesterday with chris wallace. sounds like the white house is trying to modify the line about whether you can keep your insurance plan what is it thing today? >> you are right, it is a new iteration about what has been faced in terms of credibility. but the president saying that he sold his health care a lot and basically said if you like your plan you get to keep it and we've now found out that is not true for everyone and yesterday, dan pfeiffer, one of his top advisers sort of shifted the conversation yet again. >> the point is that if you had a plan and that hasn't been changed or canceled, you can keep it. >> those are the kinds of caviar for the president did not use years ago when he sold it and the bottom line is that this has been going on for at least a couple of weeks and not just a website problem at all, but a credibility question and they are going to have to work
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